Synonyms for slovenly

Grammar : Adj
Spell : sluhv-uhn-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈslʌv ən li

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Définition of slovenly

Origin :
  • 1510s, "low, base, lewd," later "untidy, dirty" (1560s), from sloven + -ly (1). Related: Slovenliness; also in this sense was slovenry (1540s), which OED reports in common use early 17c.
  • adj dirty, disordered
Example sentences :
  • Yes, you've taken to mucking your work—doing it in a most slovenly way.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • She was directed by a slovenly maid to a room on an upper floor, and left there.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880 » by Various
  • Careless, slovenly and wasteful as I knew him to be, he was not mean.
  • Extract from : « A Daughter of the Middle Border » by Hamlin Garland
  • It is a grievous thing to note how slovenly this part of the service is in some places.
  • Extract from : « Broken Bread » by Thomas Champness
  • He lived in a large, stone house, kept in rather a slovenly manner.
  • Extract from : « Virgin Soil » by Ivan S. Turgenev
  • "No, I'll go out after that kicker," he said, ashamed of his slovenly work.
  • Extract from : « Blue-Bird Weather » by Robert W. Chambers
  • There was already a look of slovenly age about his stooping bookworm's gait.
  • Extract from : « Robert Elsmere » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • It was a slovenly word, a makeshift for the hard broom of clean thought.
  • Extract from : « The Rough Road » by William John Locke
  • Earth dirt he had no objection to; slovenly dirt was as abhorrent to him as vice.
  • Extract from : « Antony Gray,--Gardener » by Leslie Moore
  • In dress, although far from slovenly, he was by no means particular.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865 » by Various

Antonyms for slovenly

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